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Brick Lane Bookshop is an independent bookshop in Tower Hamlets, London, established in 1978.

We are open every day 10am – 6.30pm.

We stock Fiction, Non-fiction, London Books, Poetry, Essays, Feminism, Children’s books, Classics, Cookery Books, Philosophy, Graphic Novels, Cards, our Brick Lane Bookshop tote bags and more.

You can shop online or in person. If you can’t find the book you’re looking for, please get in touch – we can order most books published in the UK by the following working day.

As a thank you to our loyal local customers, we’re offering free delivery to Tower Hamlets residents for orders over £15.

We hope to see you soon!


The Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize

The Short Story Prize was launched in 2019 and our aim is to celebrate short stories, to give new writers the chance to be published, encouragement and some financial assistance to write.

Each year we publish an anthology of the twelve longlisted stories. We’re looking for new, exciting, and diverse voices.

Find out more here.
Buy a copy of the 2021 edition here.

You can still get a copy of last year’s anthology here.


October Bestsellers


Events

8/12/21, 7pm
Kimchi 360° with Chef Mauro De Luca


Join us for an evening with Chef Mauro as he discusses his new Italian-Korean fusion cookbook, Kimchi 360°

Click here
for tickets and full details.


Gift Cards




Gift cards for our shop can now be bought online – load up any amount you want and have it emailed direct to the recipient.


Can be used to buy books online, and in-store too!


Join our Mailing List

We’ll send you regular emails featuring new stock, special offers, upcoming events and everything else Brick Lane Bookshop!


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Poet For Hire

Richard Knight is a poet-for-hire, and can be found on certain weekends set up outside our shop with his typewriter. Pay what you want and have a poem written for you while you browse!

You can find his schedule here.


Our History

Publishing, theatre, visual arts, writing, film, bookselling, events – our shop grew out of a vibrant local network of innovative activities. Ideas often sparked each other – pushing us into new, unexpected directions…

Explore our rich history, from the 70s all the way to the present, here.